If you don’t need the elevator, you will enter the rear of sanctuary from the Loudon Road doors. Those using the elevator will enter downstairs and after exiting the elevator proceed to the front of the sanctuary through the lounge. Only members of the same household may ride the elevator together.
At both entrances you’ll wait at 6 foot intervals to be directed to a pew by the ushers. Seating will be assigned to maximize the limited capacity and maintain distancing, and only those from the same household may sit together. Masks covering the mouth and nose must be worn in the building at all times, including during the worship service. There will be hand sanitizer stations at every entrance.
Everyone must remain in their seats unless needing to use the restroom, the use of which will be limited to one person (or one person with caregiver) at a time. Worship will begin precisely at 10 for those joining by live stream. The service will include instrumental music and solos, but no congregational singing. At the end of worship you will be asked to remain in your seat until directed to leave by an usher. You will then proceed to an exit and depart the building.
We are still looking at options for overflow, or possibly utilizing a reservation system as some churches are doing. At the outset we won’t be offering nursery care or in-person Faith Village (although we will be offering something for children online).
Our greatest concern is to maintain everyone's safety and well-being during this challenging time.